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Old 11-16-2012, 07:18 PM   #1
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Buildroot: Running 'make all' does not build kernel image.


I'm trying to build a Linux system with Buildroot for a MIPS-I target.

I can't figure how to make the kernel image. Whenever I update the kernel config and run 'make all', the romfs image gets updated but the kernel image (vmlinux.bin) is not.

This is what I'm doing step by step:

After installing a fresh copy of buildroot, I run 'make linux26-menuconfig', 'make menuconfig' and 'make all' and wait for the system to be built. This first time, the vmlinux.bin file *is* generated.

Afterwards, I run this command to configure the kernel:

'make linux26-menuconfig'

After doing that, I run this command:

'make all'

As explained before, the kernel is not updated.

The command produces a barrage of text of which I have been unable to make any sense -- I don't know if there has been any error, though nothing resembling a gcc error message can be seen.

The messages that most resemble an error condition are these:

<<about 40 lines worth of stuff>>
/home/jaruiz/dev/mips/buildroot/buildroot-2011.05/output/host/usr/bin/mips-unknown-linux-uclibc-ldconfig: can't resolve /usr/X11R6/lib in chroot .: No such file or directory
/home/jaruiz/dev/mips/buildroot/buildroot-2011.05/output/host/usr/bin/mips-unknown-linux-uclibc-ldconfig: skipping /usr/X11R6/lib: No such file or directory
echo 2011.05 > /home/jaruiz/dev/mips/buildroot/buildroot-2011.05/output/target/etc/br-version
<<some more stuff (about the romfs)>>

Everything related to X11, and indeed most drivers, are disabled (this is a small embedded platform).

This must be something really simple but I can't figure it myself; if this stuff is documented anywhere, I've been unable to find it.

Any help will be very appreciated.


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